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    Default Bolt on Bucket Teeth??

    Anyone used them as opposed to a tooth bar???

    Something like these Bobcat Bucket Teeth

    As much as I would just like to buy a tooth bar and be done, they are about 4x's the cost of just buying 7 or 8 teeth. And I cannot easily use a tooth bar due to current bucket modifications.

    See my other post WR LONG Toothbar price???? - TractorByNet.com

    So I am basically looking for some feedback if anyone has used these.

    Specifically, how you drilled holes in the cutting edge? I think that is going to be my #1 hurdle at the moment.

    Any other feed-back or comments are welcome. As well as any other suppliers of bolt on teeth at reasonable prices.
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    Default Re: Bolt on Bucket Teeth??

    Those are not made to just be bolted to you're cutting edge. What you see there is only the tooth. Each tooth needs a lug or a shank which gets welded to the bucket. The teeth then bolt onto that. The lug or shank acts as a receiver which is permanent, and the teeth are removable/replaceable.

    I don't personally think our little buckets could handle that sort of thing. I believe you'd really want a heavy duty bucket with a heavy, stiff edge. The toothbar makes things more rigid.

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    Default Re: Bolt on Bucket Teeth??

    You will find that the bolts and nuts get damaged and worn, and then become difficult to remove and re-install. Best scenario is tooth bucket and smooth bucket, with the universal quick attach. Then you could also use QA pallet forks.
    It would be easier to change pin-on style buckets if you had a hard flat surface (concrete/asphalt) than dealing with the bolt on teeth.
    What could possibly go wrong? *#^@*! I think it is time for a drive.

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    Default Re: Bolt on Bucket Teeth??

    Quote Originally Posted by nspec View Post
    Those are not made to just be bolted to you're cutting edge. What you see there is only the tooth. Each tooth needs a lug or a shank which gets welded to the bucket. The teeth then bolt onto that. The lug or shank acts as a receiver which is permanent, and the teeth are removable/replaceable.

    I don't personally think our little buckets could handle that sort of thing. I believe you'd really want a heavy duty bucket with a heavy, stiff edge. The toothbar makes things more rigid.
    The ones in the link I posted certainly look like they are made to bolt directly to a cutting edge. No shank required. But I could certainy be wrong.

    And a second bucket is definatally out of the question. TOO much $$$. AND I dont have a quick attach. So that would be even more money.

    I may just go with the weld on teeth then. The ones designed to weld directly to the edge without a toothbar. They are ~ $15 each. $10 for the shank and $5 for the tip.

    I just thought I could find some bolt on ones instead of weld on ones. That way the option to remove is still there.

    I have pretty much ruled out buying a toothbar due to cost and my current dilema of the fork pockets in the corners of the bucket.

    But I may decide to buy the teeth and make my own tooth bar and use them fork-pockets as a way to attach the tooth bar instead of the hole in the side of the bucket. I havent decided yet, still just weighing my options and searching to see what is out there.
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    Default Re: Bolt on Bucket Teeth??

    I bought a 72" bolt on tooth bar made by Rankin. They use four allen bolts and have used them to move rocks and gravel. No problem with the bolts and easily mounted and removed.
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    Default Re: Bolt on Bucket Teeth??

    Well, the more searching I do, the more I think I just want to go with the "bolt on unitooth" style. I have found some other suppliers but the link in my first post for the bobcat style is the cheapest I have found.

    My dilema now is how to drill the cutting edge. I am not sure how hard the steel is, but I am sure it isnt mild steel.

    Has anyone ever drilled their cutting edge??? How did it go????
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    Default Re: Bolt on Bucket Teeth??

    Could you torch the holes then clean them up?

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    Default Re: Bolt on Bucket Teeth??

    Quote Originally Posted by nspec View Post
    Could you torch the holes then clean them up?
    That is currently what I am thinking I will do as a back up. But I will try to drill them first.

    I also have a 3/8" x ~4" cutting edge off of my snowplow.

    I may weld this on first. I am not sure, but I think my L3400/LA463 cutting edge is 1/2" thick. This would give me a 7/8" thick edge to bolt the teeth onto. But the bobcat teeth only have a .650" opening. I am going to need .875" IF the LA463 edge is 1/2" and .750 if the edge is 3/8"

    But I found this place Romac Industrial Parts - Search Results

    They list 22 different bolt on "unitooth" teeth. Varying sizes and openings. As well as price, $12 up to $20+. But some of them dont list the opening, so I am going to have to call them in the morning.

    Decisions, decisions????

    I have to measure, but If MY edge is 1/2", I will probabally just buy the $10 each bobcat style and use a 1/8" washer to fill the rest of the opening and be done.

    The LA463 is not a real strong loader compared to some. So I will take my chances, but I dont think I will be able to bend it even with bolt on teeth.
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    Default Re: Bolt on Bucket Teeth??

    Just an update

    I ordered 8 of these http://www.augerteethonline.com/bucket/btbc01.jpg

    This morning for a total of $78 delivered.

    We'll see how they do. I'll post some pics when I get them bolted on. Hopefully this weekend. I have never used a tooth bucket before. I know others swear by them. So far I havent had any problems ever digging what I wanted too, so I never thought about getting teeth. But with my parents getting ready to dig a basement this spring, I figured I'd give the kubota every edge I can
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    Default Re: Bolt on Bucket Teeth??

    update:

    Project complete with pics

    My new bucket teeth - TractorByNet.com
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